Officer Gets Life Term for Attempted Murder

By a Times Staff Writer

A Marine officer who pleaded guilty to attempting to murder another Marine officer in a love triangle was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison but could seek parole after 25 years.

Chief Warrant Officer Larry Framness pleaded guilty to rolling a grenade into a guard shack in Kuwait in an effort to kill Chief Warrant Officer James Glass. Glass’ wife, Wendy, awaits trial in federal court in Phoenix on charges of plotting with Framness to kill her husband of 14 years.

Framness was sentenced by Military Judge Col. Robert S. Chester. The final decision on sentencing rests with Maj. Gen. James F. Amos, commanding general of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.


Framness, a maintenance officer, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder, dereliction of duty, adultery and lying. Framness and Wendy Glass attempted to kill Glass, a weather officer, in November but failed, according to court documents. The pair allegedly began an affair when they lived in the same apartment complex.

Chester could have sentenced Framness to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Glass suffered shrapnel wounds but later returned to duty at the Marine aircraft base in Yuma, Ariz.